I'm planning on moving to Central Indiana (Noblesville or Carmel) after I graduate with my RN, but I'm concerned that I wouldn't be able to find a job! Every single job listing for RN's requires 1-2 years of experience. What is the job situation like in this area? Are new grads able to find new jobs, or are they leaving the area to support themselves?
Oct 21, '12
As long as you can network and aren't afraid to call/email around, it's not hard. I graduated the end of this past July and many of my friends have nursing jobs
. You can't be too picky though, unless you've got a few months and people on "the inside." Do you have your BSN or ASN? A lot of hospitals around here prefer BSN's, like most everyone else these days. Best of luck in your decisions and job search
Oct 21, '12
Thanks for your help. I'm going for my ASN, and I don't know many people in the area. I think I'll work here for a year or move to an area with more job opportunities for new grads.
Oct 24, '12
My advice is to try and work in a healthcare facility BEFORE you graduate. A lot of times if you work as a SNE (student nurse extern), then you have a better chance of getting hired.